Auctioneers

The auction process is a key part of the secondary art and antiques market.

Firms of auctioneers usually specialise in a number of fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but many also hold general sales where the goods available are not defined by a particular genre and are usually lower in value.

Auctioneers often provide other services such as probate and insurance valuations.

Roy Raftery

A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques

08 November 2022

The launch of a new sale of Retro Video Games at Ewbank’s is among a round-up of recruitment and expansion news for auction houses.

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.

Items from the Hyde Park Antiques auction

New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale

07 November 2022

The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

André Romain Guilmet torpedo clock

Guilmet’s torpedo clock boat shoots away at auction

07 November 2022

André Romain Guilmet’s industrial themed clocks, the epitome of Victorian ‘progress’, are an ever-popular series.

Major John Wiseman’s SAS cap

Pick of the week: Cap owned by an SAS ‘rogue hero’ takes five figure sum at auction

07 November 2022

Militaria related to the SAS has never been short of eager collectors wanting to splash out for items connected with the British special forces unit.

Fabergé buckle

Buckle up for a belting collection in Australia

07 November 2022

One of the leading buckles collections in the world, many bought at Portobello Market in London in its 1970s heyday, is coming to auction in Australia.

Chest of drawers

News in Brief – including Marie-Antoinette's furniture at Christie’s Paris

07 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including items once in the collection of Marie-Antoinette coming to Christie’s Paris.

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A king cong leads Woolley & Wallis sale

07 November 2022

The top-seller of the small Chinese offering from Exbury House was this colourful, elaborate 18th century cloisonné cong.

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Getty collection dispersed over four days of live auctions and six online sales

07 November 2022

Dining at Ann and Gordon Getty’s sumptuous Californian residence can seldom have been dull.

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Sparrows flew their Essex nest

07 November 2022

Trio of paintings depict life at a long-disappeared family home

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Portrait miniatures: Hammer highlights and previews from auctions and dealers

07 November 2022

A round up of portrait miniatures appearing at auction and offered by dealers.

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Letter: Reel was really an Allcocks

07 November 2022

Re: Bid Barometer, ATG No 2565. As the successful purchaser of the fishing reel sold by Mitchells of Cockermouth on October 14 which was illustrated within Bid Barometer I feel I must drop you a line regarding this.

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Regency furniture in demand at New York sale

07 November 2022

Regency period furniture provided some of the highest prices in the sale of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts held by Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) on October 19 in New York.

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Rare James Fitton work from the 1930s attracts artist record bid

07 November 2022

Works from the 1930s are arguably the most desirable pictures when it comes to Oldham-born artist James Fitton (1899-1982). They just do not appear very often.

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Businessman’s canapés taken by UK buyer

07 November 2022

Hindman’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) furniture and decorative arts sale in Chicago on October 18 was headlined by furnishings from the estate of Michael L Wilkie, a prominent Chicago businessman.

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In desperate need of furniture? Give us a shopping list

07 November 2022

It might not sound like the best business model for an auction house, but Midlands firm Richard Winterton is happy to be giving away furniture for free.

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Wilson copy ‘at an early date’

07 November 2022

Among the works attracting interest at a recent Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) sale were two pictures formerly in the collection at Shakenhurst Hall.

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Flaxley Abbey and Chilham Castle: Two sales disperse contents put together by renowned designers

07 November 2022

Two ancient country manors refurbished by two of the 20th century’s leading UK interior designers brought what the auctioneers described as ‘pre-Covid atmospheres’ at Dreweatts’ (25% buyer’s premium) Donnington Priory rooms.

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Get the look: mirror highlights at Dreweatts

07 November 2022

Carved giltwood mirrors were in strong demand at Dreweatts, four of them among the five-figure prices.

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Many surprises lurk in multiples

07 November 2022

Cambridge auction attracts high bids to secure several delights discovered in job lots

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